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Browns' Dawson having impeccable season

By By TOM WITHERS
AP Sports Writer

BEREA, Ohio (AP) - Whether he's kicked in wind, rain or on a chewed-up field, Phil Dawson has been perfect for the Browns.

In his 14th season with Cleveland, Dawson has made all 21 field-goal attempts, including five from 50 yards or longer. He's made 27 in a row dating to last season and the 37-year-old has been sublime despite kicking through tricky conditions at Browns Stadium, where the wind always howls.

Although he has been regarded as 1 of the NFL's best kickers for years, Dawson has never made the Pro Bowl.

Browns punter Reggie Hodges, who also holds on field-goal tries, has begun a Twitter campaign to get Dawson a trip to Hawaii.

On Sunday, Dawson may have to kick in "torrential" rain when the Browns (3-8) visit the Oakland Raiders (3-8).

 

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